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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 28 35 $20,330 $22,100
FWD 4-Door S 26 32 $23,645 $25,700
AWD 4-Door S ALL4 25 31 $25,210 $27,400
AWD 4-Door John Cooper Works ALL4 25 31 $32,155 $34,950
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power. The 2014 MINI Countryman puts the brand's fun-to-drive spirit into the body of a versatile compact crossover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.10 52.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.8 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.80 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.50 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.80 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.70 33.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.60 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.20 -
Length, Overall (in) 168.40 161.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 65.20 61.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.60 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 100.60 102.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.90 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.60 60
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 48.40 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 18.80 16.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.5 11
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 12.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/55R18 P205/55VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R18 P205/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code RAK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 2954
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16" NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.0 17 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 150
Engine
Displacement 1.4/83 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 4900 121 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 148 @ 1850 118 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LUV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.19
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 1.79
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.53 4.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.21
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Encore MINI Cooper Countryman
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 5.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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